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Estate agent expands
4:10pm Thursday 19th January 2012 in Commercial Property
Estate agent Carter Jonas is expanding its Oxford operation into a new building.
The company has shifted several professional services teams into a 7,000sq ft-plus suite of offices at Mayfield House, Summertown, just yards away from its current base.
More than 50 staff are moving into the new building, with many relocating from the firm’s other regions, including part of the Carter Jonas national infrastructures team. The company is keeping its existing office, where it has been based for more than 14 years.
It will continue to house the ten-strong residential property sales and lettings teams, who will benefit from a more spacious showroom and retail facility.
The new office will accommodate the firm’s rural, planning, building consultancy and commercial divisions.
Eight consultants from Carter Jonas’ national infrastructures team are moving in, together with the team’s head, Mark Hall-Digweed.
The team, relocating from its base in Swindon, is part of a national network of 24 consultants delivering professional project management services for large-scale developments such as railway and major construction projects.
Mr Hall-Digweed is also bringing the recently formed Public Sector Group to Oxford, which combines the firm’s core service teams.
In the coming months, a sustainability/energy team will also be formed to strengthen the base for central/southern UK within the Carter Jonas national network for this sector, as well as a valuation team.
Partner Mark Charter, who heads the Oxford office, said: “The range of services we offer has grown considerably in recent years, and we now have expert teams in almost every property discipline.
“This expansion brings our teams together and strengthens our ability to service client needs across the complete range of requirements. It also creates a major regional hub from which we can cover our expanding client base across the south.”